James Corden is an extraordinary presenter and comedian par excellence. He is a British comedian, TV presenter, singer, actor, writer, and producer.
James attended Park Middle School and Holmer Green Upper School. He recalls that as a child he had little interest in academics and concentrated on the performing arts from an early age. He studied theatre studies at the Jackie Palmer Stage School. He made his first big appearance in 2000 in the television series “Fat Friends”.
In 2007 James Corden starred in his own series, the BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey. He wrote the series together with Ruth Jones, who also played a leading role. The series turned out to be a big comedy hit, which won numerous British awards. Corden was awarded as the best comedy actor. The series was named Best New British Television Comedy at the 2007 British Comedy Awards and also won the BAFTA Audience Award for Programme of the Year. In 2010, Gavin and Stacey won the award for the most popular comedy program at the National Television Awards.
In June 2011 James starred in the comedy hit One Man, Two Guvnors. He appeared in the following films: The Three Musketeers, Kill Your friends, The Lady in the Van, Into The Woods and many others. In March 2015 it was announced that James Corden will succeed Craig Ferguson as host of the American late-night talk show The Late Late Late Show. James Corden hosted the Grammy Awards 2017 and 2018.
James Corden’s Wife and Kids
As a bachelor, James lived in an apartment with his friend Dominic Cooper for several years. Dominic introduced his long-time girlfriend Julia to James and the two of them started dating. James had just broken up with his former girlfriend, the actress Sheridan Smith before he met Julia Carey. James and Julia got engaged on Christmas Day 2010.
On 5 September 2012, Julia and James Corden were married at a lavish event at Babington House in Somerset. The exotic venue used to be a 32-bedroom state home, which has been converted into a private hotel. The groom arrived at the venue in a helicopter. James wore a navy blue suit by Spencer Heart with a white rose on his left lapel, while Julia arrived in a lace dress by Monique Lhuillier.
Gary Lightbody (lead singer of Snow Patrol) performed at the wedding along with other artists – DJ Chris Moyles, Rizzle Kicks. Other A-list celebrities who were present included Cooper, Lara Stone, Matt Smith, David Williams, Jimmy Carr, and Natalie Imbruglia.
The couple has three children: a son Max, who was born on 22 March 2011 before the couple married, two daughters Carey (born 27 October 2014), and Charlotte (born 12 December 2017). The couple’s longtime friend, Domunic Cooper, is the godfather of their first child Max.
The quantum leap in James’ income came when he was hired as the host of The Late Late Show in 2015. Initially, he signed a three-year contract for £1.5 million ($2 million) for the first year. Due to enthusiastic criticism for his performance, he was offered a further two-year extension in August 2015, which extended the contract to 2020. The extension means that he will receive an additional £3 million (approximately $3.9 million) for hosting the show.
Prior to hosting the late-night show, James had lived in the UK all his life and had to move to LA. He currently rents a house in Brentwood at a monthly cost of £18,000 ($23,700). The exquisite property has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and both an indoor and outdoor pool.
In 2012 James spent £250,000 ($330,000) on his wedding ceremony with his wife Julia. His wife’s outfit cost a whopping £8,000 ($10,500). The net worth of James Corden is estimated at about £8 million.
Is James Corden Gay?
For a comedian like James, who doesn’t take himself too seriously, it’s only normal that he has a few faux pas here and there that can lead to some insinuations. At Emmy’s, James was portrayed making out with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. James came clean later. He was also seen kissing his friend Harry Styles in one of his carpool karaoke videos.
Although some tongues wag during these actions, it is quite obvious that he is not gay. If he was, he comes across as someone who would not hesitate to open up. James has been an open supporter of LGBT.
A constant theme throughout James Corden’s adult life was his weight. When he was younger, James played the lead role in the cast of the movie Fat Friends, which he wrote with co-star Ruth Jones. When James moved to L.A., he hired a weight-loss guru and a nutritionist, Amelia Freer, who helped him lose 85 pounds.
Her method with James is now known as the James Corden Weight Loss Program. The program applies principles of functional medicine. The program is not necessarily aggressive against food consumption, but rather against the classes of foods eaten and the time of consumption. James also hired a personal trainer to work with him three times a week.